Ham on Ciabatta with Caramelized Mushrooms and Sweet Pea Shoots
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Recipe by: stacks
"I came up with this sandwich one day while trying to figure out what to do with some random produce. It is my new favorite sandwich! BONUS STEP: Grill each sandwich in a hot sandwich press or toast sandwiches in the oven."
Slice each of the 4 pieces of ciabatta bread horizontally in half.
Heat a skillet over medium-low heat; add oil. Cook and stir onion in the hot oil over low heat until onion begins to soften and lightly brown, 10 to 15 minutes. Add mushrooms; cook and stir until tender and browned, 5 to 10 minutes more. Add pea shoots and cook until wilted, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove skillet from heat.
Open the ciabatta pieces, creating 4 sandwiches. Evenly distribute the pea shoot mixture among the bottom pieces of each sandwich; add 1 slice Muenster cheese and 3 slices deli ham. Replace the top pieces of ciabatta to make a sandwich.
For more flavor, add fresh minced garlic and or fresh chopped herbs to caramelizing process. For a killer breakfast sandwich, add one fried egg to each portion, and change the cheese to an extra sharp aged white Cheddar!
Substitute Havarti cheese for the Muenster cheese, if desired. Use olive oil or butter in place of the canola oil, if desired.
Parchment can be used for easier cleanup/removal from the pan.
Per Serving: 607 calories;26.9 g fat;
64.8 g carbohydrates;
27.2 g protein;
51 mg cholesterol;
1402 mg sodium.